Auction results and forthcoming sales

Three Beit Old Masters sold at Christie’s in London, including a Rubens for £1.3m

Auction results

Tuesday (July 5th)
Christie's, London. Auction of Old Master Drawings. Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher (sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation, Russborough House, Co Wicklow). £74,500 (about €87,500) exceeding the estimate of £30,000-£50,000.

Thursday (July 7th)
Christie's, London. Auction of Old Master Paintings, including three paintings sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation, Russborough House, Co Wicklow. Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Peter Paul Rubens, £1.3 million, estimate £1.2-£ 1.8 million); Piazza San Marco, Venice, with the Basilica and the Campanile, with Figures in Carnival Costume by Francesco Guardi £164,500 about €192,000; estimate £150,000-£250,000; The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge's Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggiore Beyond by Francesco Guardi, £164,500 (about €192,0000); estimate £150,000-£250,000.

Forthcoming auctions


Sunday (July 10th)
Matthews Auction Rooms auction of books and antiques in the Dukes Building, 7 Market Street, Kells, Co Meath. Part one, starting at 1pm: auction of books and ephemera with 600 lots; part two, starting at 5pm, auction of antiques, collectibles and interiors with 263 lots. Viewing today, 11am-5pm. See online catalogue at Tuesday (July 12th) Mealy's, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. The summer sale auction at 11am includes paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, rare books from the collection of art historian Prof Anne Crookshank. Viewing from noon tomorrow, Sunday. Catalogue on

Oliver Usher’s Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antique furniture and fine art auction at 5pm, with 600 lots. Viewing from tomorrow, Sunday, 2pm.

Saturday (July 16th)
Lynes & Lynes Auctioneers, Carrigtwohill, Cork. Antiques auction at 11am. Some 400 lots consigned by executors of various Cork estates, including five large timber ship models (among them Titanic and Lusitania), which measure 7ft-8ft long and carry an estimate each of €500-€800; a pair of Georgian cast-iron garden seats, €1,000-€1,500; a large antique lead water cistern with owner's initials, WR, and dated 1766, €1,000-€2,000; a 9ft long oak serving table stamped and labelled by Howard & Son, Berners Street, London, €400-€600; ration books dated 1948 connected to Ryan's Stores, Thurles, €20-€30. Viewing begins on Wednesday, July 13th.